By Kristen Lummis, braveskimom.com
What’s a good ski day? While you might know your answers, would your kids say the same thing?
I wanted to know, so recently, I took a completely unscientific, haphazard poll and asked kids what they think makes a good ski day.
I asked kids ranging in age from 5 to 17.
I asked kids who ride, kids who ski, and kids who would rather not do either, but who put up with it because their parents make them. These were kids from across Colorado, some of whom live in ski towns and some who only ski a few times each year.
Here are their answers. (continue reading…)
Powderhorn Mountain Resort is celebrating the holidays a little early this year, with the announcement of an early opening on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. Powderhorn originally was scheduled to open for the 2013-2014 season on Dec. 12, 2013. (continue reading…)
By Kristen Lummis, braveskimom.com
This summer, Jake Ziemski, an avalanche technician at Arapahoe Basin, was chosen as the Colorado Ski Country USA “Patroller of the Year.”
With this honor, Jake becomes the seventh A-Basin patroller to receive this award. He joins Ryan Evanczyk, currently the snow safety director, Patrick O’Sullivan, the resort’s risk manager, Rebecca Hodgetts, Tnoy Cammarata, the A Basin ski patrol director, Kelly Deeter and Leif Borgeson.
Clearly, A-Basin has a long and strong tradition of on-mountain safety.
Parents are often concerned about safety when their kids start skiing. Even if they ski or ride themselves, it’s easy to imagine accidents happening. The same is true for biking, football, and even ballet. It’s easy to let your imagination run wild.
Luckily, it’s also easy to prevent most accidents and mishaps. Here are some safety tips from Jake Ziemski, the Colorado Patroller of the Year. (continue reading…)
Are you interested in becoming a medal-winning winter athlete? Then take a trip on US Highway 40 to Steamboat Springs and head to Howelsen Hill Ski Area, which is now open for the 2013-14 season. Located just across the Yampa River from downtown Steamboat Springs, Howelsen holds a unique place in the history of skiing: It has sent more skiers to international competition than any other area in North America. (continue reading…)
With more than five feet of snow already falling this season, including 30 inches last weekend, Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort is kicking off its winter season today, Friday, November 29 and will be open 9am to 4pm through Sunday, December 1. (continue reading…)
Telluride Ski Resort opens for the 2013-14 skiing and snowboarding season today, and locals are buzzing with excitement after 61” of snow has fallen resulting in a 34” base. Locals aren’t the only ones looking forward to a great winter, visitors and mountain enthusiasts are keeping a keen eye on the weather reports as Telluride experiences some of the best preseason snow conditions it’s seen in years. (continue reading…)
Three more members of Colorado Ski Country USA are firing up their chairlifts this morning, opening for the season amid the best early-season conditions for many years.
People at Crested Butte are excited for Opening Day, which is free for all comers. As can be seen in the video above, some of them are even camping out to get the first chair. The kids these days, with their camping. Shouldn’t they be in school?
Sunlight Mountain is opening for its 47th season with a solid 25-inch base. Through the weekend, lift tickets will be $47 for a full day adult, $37 for half day adult, and $35 for a full day child.
Today also kicks off the first treasure hunt of the season at Sunlight. The treasure can be found hidden somewhere on the mountain. Whoever finds it will win a season pass to Sunlight for the 2014/2015 ski and snowboard season. Clues will be posted every Friday on Sunlight’s facebook page and in Guest Services.
Steamboat opened today with a 26-inch base at mid-mountain, five lifts, 57 trails, and 735 acres of terrain. The resort has seen more than seven feet of snow since October 1st with nearly four feet falling during the month of November.
Be sure to check out Steamboat’s Korbel Opening Weekend Celebration, featuring free Korbel, cupcakes and hot chocolate in Gondola Square (2pm on Saturday), a concert featuring the Steamboat String Band (3pm on Saturday) and two-for-one appetizers at the Bear River Bar & Grill and the Cabin all weekend.